By Conner Carey on Wed, 01/20/2016
Emoticons are the little icons created from punctuation and symbol keys and are inserted into text to indicate your mood or intention. Most desktop computer programs automatically convert symbols to graphical emoticons. For example, if you type in :-) most programs will automatically convert it to a smily face. iPhone keyboards automatically have a stock of emojis, but you can also download free emoji apps from the App Store.